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An extremely rare folding bicycle a British paratrooper clung on to as they dropped into Normandy on D-Day has emerged for sale for £8,000.<br />
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The bikes were intended to help airborne troops cover the ground quickly and quietly after they landed in occupied France in June 1944.<br />
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They were also used during Operation Market Garden in Holland in September 1944 to allow speedy access to Arnhem Bridge.